Advances in Process Imaging Using Electrical Tomography
The importance of process imaging to industry is staggering; without the ability to visualise into their procedures industries such as mining, dredging and nuclear would face a sharp decrease in efficiency coupled with an increase in production costs. To discuss the leading innovations in imaging ITS CEO, Ken Primrose was invited to speak at a select event in London.
Ken’s presentation, titled ‘Advances in Process Imaging Using Electrical Tomography’ details how tomography has evolved into a leading imaging methodology. ITS tomography solutions work on the principle of electrical conductivity; by passing a current between multiple connecting electrodes, ITS instruments can construct real-time imagery of the industrial process, regardless of terrain or flow regime.
Process tomography is a tool being deployed by many industry leading businesses to improve their operations, due to its non-invasive measurements and lack of nuclear materials. Prominent mining and dredging companies are using tomographical imagery to carefully manage the solid content of their slurry pipelines; whilst dairy manufacturers are turning to tomography to provide imagery of the mixing process, so that they can control the flow of ingredients entering the final product.
Reflecting on his time at the conference, Ken remarked:
“The event was fascinating and a lot of fun, the progress made by imaging technology in recent years is remarkable. Tomography in particular is an area that continues to make huge advancement; the capabilities of the instruments at ITS are much higher now than they were this time last year. ITS systems are being used by many world renowned companies in a number of industries, and this is down to the excellent process benefits provided by electrical tomography.”